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Ensuring your home is kept safe can be a full-time job. Luckily, nowadays there are plenty of affordable ways you can take matters into your own hands and ensure you have the security and safety you desire.
After over a decade of app-enabled upheaval, the home security category is taking over the world. Thanks to technological advancements made in the last few years, modern home security systems can turn your home into your own fortress, warning you of intruders when you are at home or away.
Smart home security systems use devices such as linking sensors and other appliances connected to the internet which can be remotely controlled or accessed and provide services that respond to the needs of the users.
Users can remotely control their home security systems whether they are home or away. These systems allow for more efficient energy and electric use as well as ensuring your beloved ones and your precious items are safe and secure.
Our today’s post is about Nexia Intelligence Home – home security system that can communicate with hundreds of smart home devices, so you never have to worry whether the doors were left unlocked or the garage door was left open.
Sounds interesting, right!? Stay with us to find out more! Here is what we are going to cover today:
- Nexia Home Intelligence overview
- What can you use Nexia for?
- What is a Nexia bridge
- How to install Nexia Home Intelligence compatible devices?
Let’s start by discussing what Nexia Home Intelligence is all about and how it can help you keep your beloved ones and your home safe and secure.
Nexia Home Intelligence Overview
Nexia Home Intelligence lets you stay connected with your home and family at all times. It lets you simplify and manage your life by helping you make sure your home is safe, secure, and comfortable for your family even when you are away.
Nexia is designed to be easy to use by the top brands in home security such as Schlage and Trane.
Nexia made it incredibly easy to automate your home. The system is designed to communicate through the internet. All you need to do is choose components you want to control and connect them to your Nexia app.
Once set up, you can see and control your home through your phone and computer from any place on Earth.
Next, we discuss some of the things you can use Nexia for.
What can you use Nexia for?
You can connect your front door camera to Nexia and then use Nexia app to check for packages at the door. Your indoor camera can be used to see whether your kids are home or if your dog is getting on the couch or making mess around your home.
One of the best Nexia features is that it allows you to set up your own system notifications so you are able to receive text messages on your mobile phone ti inform you that your beloved ones have arrived or left home.
You can also control locks on the front door for things like letting your neighbor drop off your mail when you are not home or letting your friends in to grab something for you.
Nexia also lets you turn lights on or off inside or out. Your kids will always feel safe coming home when the lights are on.
You can also remotely control and schedule your heating and AC to fit your lifestyle. This feature can help you save some money by keeping your house at the right temperature at the right time.
Of course, if something is not as it should be, Nexia Home Intelligence can send you an alert when something is not on schedule or needs attention.
Next, we discuss Nexia bridge – the hub of your home security system that actually does all the smart work.
What is a Nexia Bridge?
The Nexia Bridge is the hub of your home security system which lets you manage your home through your online Nexia account and mobile apps. It connects to your router to allow you to control your home through a securely encrypted broadband internet connection.
The Nexia Bridge is designed to communicate wirelessly with Nexia-compatible Z-Wave products from world famous brands, giving you complete control over your home whether you are home or not.
At the moment, the Nexia bridge is compatible with over 200 Z-Wave products, from smart switches, lights, locks to thermostats and more.
Finally, we explain how to install Nexia Home Intelligence app and how to add Nexia compatible devices to the app.
How to install Nexia Home Intelligence compatible devices?
Installing the Nexia system is not as simple as setting up some other dead-simple systems, but it doesn’t require any special technological prowess either.
Once you create your Nexia account, an online tutorial guides you through the process of adding each device into the Nexia bridge.
This process can be a bit time-consuming as the tutorials may ask you to disconnect the bridge from your network and from its power source, plug in its 9-volt battery, add the device you want to use, remove the battery, and then restore the wired connections one by one.
If you don’t trust your technical skills or you simply don’t want to bother with reading tutorials, you can hire a certified installer and have him add all the devices you want to use with your Nexia app.
If we haven’t mentioned already, the Nexia Home Intelligence app is available for bot iOS and Android users. You can either download it from Google Play store or iOS App Store.
That’s all folks! Thanks for reading!